I’ve combed the internet for the best trend reports of 2018. From Interior design to the business analytics of Pinterest and Etsy, I’ve rounded-up seven DIY trends that will dominate in 2018! To keep your apartment from looking like a Pinterest cliché, it’s important to stay on top of which design movements are coming and going. Click through for amazing DIY inspiration to give your space a New Year’s makeover!
#1 Totally Terrazzo! This trend began to show up early in 2017 and is forecasted to reach a fever pitch in 2018. Originally a type of flooring of the ’70s, Terrazzo is beautiful on jewelry, bookends, coasters and everything in between (saves for “terrazzo” were up +316% on Pinterest)
DIY How To Make Faux Terrazzo by Adorablest
#2 Pom Poms and Felted balls
Pom Poms and felted balls are at peak popularity—both rugs and mobiles are colorful, cozy and definitely DIY-able (saves for “pom pom decor” were up +444% on Pinterest) Pom poms looks great on everything from wall hangings to baby mobiles, and they can be made in ombre or multi colors. They are incredibly easy to make and for those plush, fluffy biteable ones you see on Pinterest use a Clover Pom Pom Maker!
DIY Pom Pom Wall Hanging by Sugar and Cloth
DIY Felted Ball Cloud Mobile by Mamma Mode
#3 Punch Needle Projects
Punch rug designs have a stunning and modern feel to them. Create gorgeous DIY projects with little supplies needed. You can make full floor rugs, clutches, wall hangings and pillows to name a few ideas that will go viral this year.
Punch Rug Art for beginners by Fall for DIY
#4 Embroidered and patchwork objects
Look out for embroidered DIY’s such as backpacks, canvas sneakers and clothing. These quick DIY projects are easy, inexpensive and can be personalized with patches in limitless ways to create an original project. You can up-cycle pieces you already own that need a little re-design love!
Kids Patches + DIY Backpack by Honestly WTF
#5 Giant Knitting. Soft, fluffy, cozy…
This DIY trend will to continue it’s strong presence in 2018. There is just something about the chunky soft texture that adds so much softness and character to a room. Braid Blankets use a chunky vegan yarn that is a cotton tube filled with hollow fiber. It’s easy to use, holds its shape well, is durable, and pet-friendly, and it’s machine-washable.
Braid Blanket Tutorial by Ohhio
#6 DIY Jewelry holders
Make your own minimalistic jewelry holders that are one-of-a-kind for a fraction of the price (saves for “DIY jewelry” have gone up +280% on Pinterest) Creating a modern and minimalistic holder for your jewelry gives off a stylish, effortless and clean vibe.
DIY necklace holder (for the minimalist) by Fashion Lush
#7 Large Portrait Wall Art
Ciao Ciao, blank spaces! Large posters, portraits and photography prints are blowing up (saves for “big wall art”are up +637% on Pinterest) Take your favorite photos to an Engineer printer for wonderful grainy large prints.
DIY Tips for making Engineer Prints by Chris Loves Julia
(Photo credit My Scandinavian Home)
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Happy Creating in 2018! Thanks to share this article if you feel inspired!
MelissaJanuary 1, 2018 at 7:39 PM
Cool DIYs definitely going to try them! Happy New Years!
AndreaJanuary 3, 2018 at 5:34 AM
Happy you liked the Article! Xo
SarahJanuary 1, 2018 at 8:10 PM
LOVE the pom pom ideas, so fun. Happy New Year!
ShelbyJanuary 2, 2018 at 3:33 AM
These are great! I love the knitting one! I love to knit and would love to gwt my hands on some of that giant yarn!
Britney KaufmanJanuary 2, 2018 at 4:07 AM
I am so not trendy or craft but I love these!
Brigette CollinsJanuary 2, 2018 at 5:05 AM
Love these ideas! I want a braided blanket sooo bad lol!
Evelyn, PathofPresenceJanuary 2, 2018 at 4:52 PM
I love this – feel like I’m at a trend week preview for 2018. My daughter and I have already started making pom pom pals and having a great time. Happy New Year – and thank you!!
AndreaJanuary 3, 2018 at 5:34 AM
Great! I love Pom Pom pals too!
Happy new year!
MeilanJanuary 3, 2018 at 5:20 AM
Totally making some Pom Pom love this year! Thanks for the inspiration!!